Accession Number : AD0718972

Title :   New Developments in Scanning-Beam Landing Guidance Systems. Part II.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. no. 2 (Final),

Corporate Author : LITCHFORD ELECTRONICS INC NORTHPORT NY

Personal Author(s) : Litchford, George B.

Report Date : DEC 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 260

Abstract : Design details are given of a CW microwave scanning-beam system operating at C and Ku bands. Many of the available design options are noted that apply to the solution of certain engineering problems. One of the virtues of the plan is that several options exist for rapid validation of all critical matters. Consequently the total risks, both economically and technically, now appear much lower than previously. Possible designs of angle-data modulation, dual-band receivers, angle-data processors, etc., are reviewed as are several validation tests and experiments now needed to tie down engineering parameters before a firm national 'signals-in-space' standard can be approved. The important advances in the last year toward planning a national system for aircraft landing in all environments suited to all physical types and operations of aircraft are identified. (Author)

Descriptors :   *TERMINAL GUIDANCE, *AIRCRAFT LANDINGS, *RADIO SCANNING, TERMINAL GUIDANCE, MICROWAVE EQUIPMENT, BANDWIDTH, DATA TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS.

Subject Categories : Air Navigation and Guidance
      Military Aircraft Operations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE